Bellingham has a total population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765. Of these students, 14,575 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Western Washington University is the largest computer science school in Bellingham, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Computer Science program at Western Washington University.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a computer science degree in Bellingham. Tuition in 2009 at Bellingham's computer science schools was $18,749 per year for instate students and $29,780 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,020 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board at Bellingham-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bellingham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 139 computer science professionals in Washington State were working in the greater Bellingham area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Bellingham will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Bellingham is $84,890 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.